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Gift economy andFreeconomy


This is a group for people who are practising the gift economy and the freeconomy.

Genevieve vaughan describes it: Because exchange is so much a part of our lives we use it as a strong metaphor for understanding everything. For example, we may consider an interaction to be a loving exchange when instead it is taking turns in giving and receiving. We are not usually conscious of the fundamental distinction between giving in order to receive and giving in order to satisfy the need of the other.
Giving in order to receive - exchange - is ego-oriented. It is the satisfaction of one's own need that is the purpose of the transaction. Giving to satisfy another's need is other-oriented. These two motivations constitute the basis of two logics, one of which is intransitive (exchange), the other of which is transitive (gift giving).

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Created: Mar 19, 2011
Type: Public

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Terri ManchesterTerri Manchester Because I live collaborative consumption as much as possible. 10/17/2012
Sarah KuschSarah Kusch great idea 07/01/2012
RAPHFORWARDRAPHFORWARD change is fuck 04/24/2011
Jean-François NoubelJean-François Noubel Living in the generosity economy 06/04/2012
Marc De RosaMarc De Rosa Because puts value in people, while echange puts value in objects 01/03/2013
Simon Elmore Simon Elmore I am travelling by Gift - receiving the gift of the World 11/17/2012
Samanta G. A.Samanta G. A. amor 10/03/2012


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freeshopsRAPHFORWARD1  11/17/2012